It was such a delight for me to work with the Hairston family. They are full of love and energy and just gave off this feeling of the perfect American family. They had a wonderful little park area across from their house where we shot some lovely outdoor photos and then we went inside to get some special shots on their hearth. We were laughing and having a blast the whole time. I just love how their images came out! Here are just a few of my favorites!
Family is the key to happiness...
A few weeks ago I got a call from a lovely lady named Carolyn. She wanted to gift a family session to her daughter, Sarah, for her birthday. Sarah, her husband, and little boy hadn't had many photos taken together and I'm sure as grandma she really wanted some, too! So, I gave Sarah a call and we talked for a little while about what she was looking for. She was so easy to talk to and her little boy isn't much older than my daughter so we connected really well about that.
We set a date for last Saturday and just before our session was scheduled to start, it rained! Not just a sprinkle, but a downpour. Overcast days and a little rain aren't a big deal, but we decided not to risk it being muddy or getting them too wet and rescheduled for the next day. It ended up being perfect!
They had chosen one of my favorite parks, McDaniel Farm, for the session. It was very popular that evening and there were a lot of other people there for photos! Sarah and her family were just adorable and so much fun! We made our way around the park, stopping in several spots to get some shots and really just relaxing and having fun.
Their little boy was just the cutest little guy with this huge grin and big, brown eyes. He did great at first, but like most toddlers, he lost interest in posed shots pretty quickly - except those by himself. He was more than keen to sit and let me take his photo, but didn't want to share the spotlight with mom and dad! We had so much fun exploring and running around and I took quite a few of mom and dad together.
In the end, I had so many great shots, that I had a hard time deciding what to edit! I'm so glad I was able to meet this fantastic family and I hope to be able to work with them a lot more in the future!
Here are some of my favorites!
Last weekend I had the most amazing family session with the Emerics! I'll post more when the gallery is finished, but here's a sneak peek until I'm done. There were so many great shots it was hard to decide which one to post now!
When I set out to do fall mini sessions for this year, I knew I wanted to have a great location and a lot of different options for my clients. I went to high school at Collins Hill and I've haven't found a park like the one of the same name with such a cute little bridge and pretty setting. It was a beautiful day for photos and I had so much fun with my friends - because really, when I'm with kids, it's more fun if we can play like friends! We didn't have a lot of time together, only 15 minutes each, and that really didn't feel like enough!
We moved pretty quickly through each of the three areas I had selected. Really, they were only feet away from each other, but it's incredible how moving just a little can give photos a different look and feel. I only had one little client who wasn't feeling her best and couldn't muster a smile, but she looked so pretty in her photos anyway!
I hope more people can come out next time and feel free to let me know what you'd like to see! These mini sessions are a great way to get updated photos of the kids and I don't mind having them more often if you're interested in more than just spring and fall.
Here are some of my favorites!
I know, it's not even Halloween yet, but I just love these canvas ornaments that I ordered from one of my favorite vendors! This will definitely be an annual purchase for me from now on! Of How awesome will it be when my kids are older to look back each Christmas at themselves growing up on our tree? Just about a month until I can break out mine and hang these up!
These are special order from a different vendor than my website, though. They are a high quality canvas with the same image on front and back. I can add text or send you samples of designs available. My website vendor has a metal ornament available at a good price, but it only has one design. Just let me know what photo(s) you want and I can order these for you!
You can also order Christmas cards from your gallery on my website, which is really convenient! There are a bunch of different designs for those, but it is a little wonky if you click the wrong options, so let me know if you have a hard time with it. I designed and ordered these birth announcements for my most recent newborn shoot. They turned out fabulous!
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